Rewind: Omar vs. Zielinski in 5th Congressional District debate

MPR News 5th Congressional District debate
Democrat Ilhan Omar (left) listened as her Republican opponent Jennifer Zielinski answers a question during a debate in the studio at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul on Oct. 23, 2018. The two are vying for the 5th Congressional District seat.
Judy Griesedieck for MPR News

State Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, and Republican activist Jennifer Zielinski are vying for Minnesota's 5th District seat in Congress.

They joined MPR News host Tom Crann in the studio for a debate Tuesday, Oct. 23. You can listen to the wide-ranging debate above.

They are running for the open seat after Keith Ellison decided to run for state attorney general. The district includes Minneapolis and its suburbs to the west and north.

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